Product Reviews for Beverage-Air Direct Draw Systems: Kegerator BM23-B

I purchased this unit to replace a cheap, Danby unit. What a difference a quality unit provides.
The Good
This unit gets cold very quickly and holds temp well.
The Bad
The tower needs more insulation in it.
Nick Etter
from Atlanta
09/10/2014

The unit cooled a warm keg completely within about 8 hours. Everything is made of metal, no crappy plastic parts like the non-commercial models. It is noisy and I feel it could be better insulated to keep its temperature more stable; if you put your hand on the outside it feels cold, whereas a good home refrigerator does not because of better insulation. The cooling only turns on every 20 minutes, and in that time the air temperature goes up by 6 degrees (for example, if you set to 38 degrees, it will always be 35-41 degrees). This is to make the motor last longer and doesn't really change the keg temperature, so it's nothing to worry about. If you measure the temperature of a bucket of water instead of the air you will see it is pretty constant. You will need to buy a CO2 tank (and get it filled), a CO2 regulator, a keg tap and a cleaning kit; it already comes with the air lines for 2 kegs, an air line splitter with two valves, and the tower includes the beer line. This is probably because you need a different keg tap, and possibly a nitrogen tank and regulator, depending what beer you will be pouring.
The Good
Very fast at cooling a new keg. High quality materials and craftsmanship.
The Bad
Noisy and could be better insulated, especially the tower.
Lance Kersey
from Vancouver, BC
12/18/2013

I bought this item from ShortOrder and their service was fantastic. First two arrived damaged and I refused delivery. ShortOrder stepped up to the plate and contacted manufacturer and third time was the charm. I've been using it for 3 months now and it is a quality product. Highly recommended.
The Good
Keeps beer COLD!
The Bad
Does make some noise.
Steve Jensen
from Guthrie, OK
03/18/2012

This thing is GREAT! Industrial! I am on my second one. The first stayed with my previous house when I sold it, it was part of the sale agreement! The big wheels are great for taking it outside for lawn parties. I love keg beer, and this unit works as advertised. The fan does run constantly to cool the tower, but since mine is in the garage, I don't even notice the low hum. My brother-in-law bought his at the same time I bought my first one. After 11 years, his is still putting out good, cold beer.
Joseph Kavale
06/14/2011

Love it. It works great and the only bad thing I heard was others said it was loud, but i have no problem with that. Wish I would have bought it sooner.
Robert Heilig
08/03/2010

AWESOME!!!! What else can I say....ice cold beer, perfect head of foam (3/4"-1"). Couldn't ask for a better product. Don't waste your money on cheaper units that have to be retrofitted in order to reduce foam and keep tower cold, this one does it all. ShortOrder.com was easy to work with. Unit arrived as promised, and when promised.
Pat Elder
07/15/2010

BM23 kegerator is working just fine. A little loud when compressor comes on, other than that it's great.
Alan Luther
06/28/2010

Kegerator is working fantastic!!! No foam issues and beer is always cold!
Jane Gruschow
10/06/2009

Loud compressor.
Stephen Dudley
10/06/2009


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